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  • Twitter to unveil new metrics to show wider reach -WSJ Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 9:02 PM ET

    July 17- Twitter Inc, which has been struggling to revive flagging user growth, is expected to introduce new metrics to show that its microblogging service has a wider audience who may not necessarily be logged in to their accounts, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Google earnings miss, revenue beats; shares up Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:53 PM ET
    A car drives past Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

    Google reported earnings that missed expectations while revenue topped Wall Street estimates on Thursday. Shares rallied in extended hours trading.

  • MOSCOW, July 17- U.S. sanctions on Russia's defense firms took aim at the most iconic names of Soviet and Russian weaponry, hitting their exports and punishing the makers of arms used by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

  • Not famous? This Facebook app isn't for you Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:44 PM ET
    Facebook headquarters

    Facebook unveils a new app, 'Mentions', intended for "verified public figures" to post content to the social networking site, Re/code reports.

  • NEW YORK, July 17- U.S. stocks dropped on Thursday to hit session lows on news that a Malaysian passenger jetliner had been downed in Ukraine, fresh on the heels of new U.S. and European Union sanctions on Russia.

  • July 17- Credit card processor Alliance Data Systems Corp bumped up its full-year earnings forecast for the second time this year after posting a better-than-expected second-quarter profit, helped by strong sales in its customer loyalty programs business.

  • WASHINGTON/ MOSCOW, July 16- President Barack Obama imposed the toughest U.S. sanctions yet on Russia, striking at the heart of Vladimir Putin's powerbase by targeting companies closest to him over what Washington says is Moscow's failure to curb violence in Ukraine.

  • Twitter hit with age discrimination lawsuit Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:33 PM ET
    The Twitter logo is displayed on the facade of the company's headquarters in San Francisco.

    A former Twitter employee claims he was fired despite having received performance reviews that met or exceeded expectations, SFGate reports.

  • Microsoft poised to trump Yahoo in key area Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    Yahoo received more bad news on Tuesday on top of its worse-than expected second-quarter results with reports that it's about to be usurped by Microsoft.

  • *Vietnam coastguard says rig being moved toward China's Hainan island. *Hanoi demands China keep rigs out of Vietnamese territory. Its movement toward Hainan is also likely to be welcomed by Washington, which had criticized China's decision to put the rig in waters disputed with Vietnam, calling it a "provocative" act.

  • *JPMorgan, Goldman shares rally after earnings. NEW YORK, July 15- U.S. stocks pulled back on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and her fellow Fed policymakers raised concerns about "substantially stretched valuations" in some sectors. Facebook shares tumbled 1.1 percent to $67.17.

  • *JPMorgan, Goldman shares rally after earnings. NEW YORK, July 15- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and her fellow Fed policymakers raised concerns about "substantially stretched valuations" in some sectors.

  • Porn sponsors & eSports not a match made in gaming Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 1:15 PM ET
    Visitors cheer for international teams during the tournament of the computer game 'League of Legends' on May 8, 2014 in Paris.

    After a streaming porn site offered to sponsor competitive gaming, many gaming groups indicated the sponsorship could violate policies.

  • YOUR MONEY-What should be in your "death" file Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 15- After helping a girlfriend through the messy, tangled finances left in the wake of a parent's death, John Kerecz had a message for his own mom and dad: Get your paperwork in order.

  • Microsoft to overtake Yahoo in global digital ad share Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    July 15- Microsoft Corp is expected to surpass Yahoo Inc for the first time in the $140.2 billion worldwide digital advertising market, according to estimates by research firm eMarketer released on Tuesday.

  • Early movers: JPM, GS, JNJ, LO, TWX, TWTR & more Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 8:09 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • AIRSHOW-Russian participants urged to quit UK air show Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:55 AM ET

    Unlike previous years, when Russian military displays have been some of the main attractions, Russia has no military hardware on display at Britain's Farnborough Airshow after it was dragged into an East-West diplomatic row over Ukraine. Britain snubbed Russia last week by not inviting any of its government officials to the biennial air show.

  • FIFA’s World Cup final breaks social media records Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 5:29 PM ET
    Angela Merkel celebrates with the German national team after their World Cup win

    The final World Cup match was the biggest social event ever for Facebook.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 14- Overcoming two months of delays, a Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Monday to put six small commercial communications satellites into orbit for ORBCOMM Inc.

  • LinkedIn co-founder on next big tech to watch Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 3:04 PM ET
    Reid Hoffman, speaking on June 12, 2014.

    Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and PayPal, discusses what he thinks could soon send shockwaves through the tech sector.